Here is the President speaking about health care reform at a town hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire:

THE PRESIDENT: And finally … this is important … we will require insurance companies to cover routine checkups and preventive care, like mammograms and colonoscopies …

(later) And I would like to see a mental health component as part of a package that people are covered under, under our plan.

In this case, “we” and “our plan” mean “the government.” I can’t see how he squares that with “This is not about putting the government in charge of your health insurance.” And yet the President is talking about the government mandating specific benefits.

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Other posts in this series:

  1. The President’s overpromise that everyone can keep their health plan
  2. Putting the government in charge of your health insurance
  3. Waiting in line